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Jose Mourinho sacked: Five reasons why Spurs made the call

Andile Sicetsha - 19.04.2021

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham after the club struggled to win against Everton. Here are five reasons why we knew this was coming.

Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Tottenham Hotspur in the tail end of a flatulent campaign.

Jose Mourinho scked: Club released this statement

On Monday, the football club released a statement where chairman Daniel Levy noted that “Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff Joao Sacramento, Nuno Santos, Carlos Lalin and Giovanni Cerra have been relieved of their duties.”

“Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a Club. Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic. On a personal level I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things have not worked out as we both had envisaged. He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution,” Levy said.

Five reasons why Spurs made the call

For many die-hard Spurs supporters, the premature end to the club’s ascension after Mauricio Pochettino’s dramatic exit was in the writing, weeks before Monday’s announcement.

A multitude of reasons can be listed as motivations for why Spurs may have taken a decision to cut ties with Mourinho, one of football’s most decorated managers.

We took a look at five possible reasons why Spurs reached this momentous decision:

Poor run of form

It’s no secret that Spurs are on a slippery slope as a Top Six English club. The club has only won four games out of 10 in all competitions,

The losses against Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League and the recent battering in the North London Derby were, perhaps, chief motivations behind the club’s decision to part ways with Mourinho.

Diminished chances of European football next season

With six games left in the Premier League, Spurs are ranked seventh, five points below fourth-placed West Ham. In their current form, it seems unlikely that the team will be able to conjure up the run of wins needed to secure Champions League

Internal turmoil

Remember Serge Aurier’s dramatic ‘storm out’ of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at half-time of Spurs’ 3-1 defeat to Liverpool? That alone was an indication of internal turmoil at the club.

Training regimen

It has also been rumoured that certain players in the Spurs camp have, in the past, voiced their disgruntlement with the manner in which Mourinho and his coaching team conducted their training.

It’s said that some players expressed concerns about how Mourinho’s tactics were solely based on the age-old ‘boot-the-ball’ defence, with no emphasis placed on more modern attacking methods.

Player alienation

It is no secret that Mourinho sides with those who work for him. It’s a trend he has kept throughout his entire career. At Spurs, the manager had his favourites. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele, Erik Lamela, Harry Kane and Hueng Min Son all got preferential places in the first team, ahead of stars like Dele Alli and Gareth Bale who, it’s believed, were not impressive in training.

No statement has come from Mourinho as yet on what the next adventure is for the 58-year-old.